1) Give a description of your character's personality. It must be at least two paragraphs long, seven sentences each.
It is often said that a human being is a product of their environment. This is especially clear when looking at certain people, and less so in various surprising cases. If a scale measuring how disconnected one's current self is from their past, Natasha Rhee would not score very well. Her personality is heavily influenced by her wealthy background. As such, one of her defining traits is her love for all things flashy and extravagant. The more attention she attracts, the more at home she feels. Being raised in fame, she now considers it connected to a feeling of security and control. She loves to subvert expectations whenever she feels like it. It's obvious that being as important of a figure as she is, she can get away with just about anything. Why not dress in a pineapple costume for a formal event then? The only limit is her most important personal rule - and she doesn't have many important rules - of never doing the same flashy thing twice.
In spite of her undeniable popularity, the society's opinions about Natasha are actually quite varied. The somewhat conservative parts of her political beliefs can be appalling to some. But not feminists. Tasha would never support sexism, no matter how heavily she might be leaning towards the right. Some, although not many people, when meeting her, assume she'll be the stereotypical shallow celebrity with the tiniest brain possible and hundreds of high heeled shoes. They cannot possibly be more wrong. Natasha owns a tech company for a reason - it's not like she lives off just her fame, like her mother did (and still does). No, Natasha is actually somewhat of a technological genius. She enjoys new ideas and inventions and is always as perfectly up to date on tech trends as she is on fashion. Who said a girl couldn't have it all?
The people who dislike Tasha mostly bring up two facts about her when asked to back up their opinion. It's true, she can be overconfident and cocky. She'd always felt like she can do anything and people will love it. That's one of the negative results of being famous since one's birth. But her biggest flaw, however, is her egotistical nature. Despite her associates' best efforts, she would never do anything to help someone if it meant putting herself in harm's way. It is obvious that the person she loves the most in the world and will never stop loving is herself. But oh well, if the world wants new tech, they've gotta deal with it, right?
2) Write about the history of your character. How did they grow up? Is there an incident that made them the way they are? It must be at least three paragraphs long, seven sentences each.
Wealthy socialite Calanthia Rhee was the talk of all of magical Australia. Every country has its extravagant, wild, famous figure gossip magazines write about constantly, and that's exactly what she was. No one really knew why she was popular, or even why she was rich, but it remained a fact. She could be seen on photos of important events alongside actors, musicians, even the Minister of Magic. The funny thing about this? The entire nation was completely sure Calanthia'd had an affair with every single of these celebrities. Openly pansexual and very... flirty, to put it mildly, it was obvious that she could only end up one way.
And yes, it happened. At the age of 35, she finally got pregnant. No one was ever entirely sure about the father's identity, although rumors suggested about every famous person in Australia. Or the world, even. Despite it might not have seemed that way, the society was extremely anxious to know what kind of mother Calanthia was going to be. And they certainly weren't disappointed. She did genuinely want her new daughter, Natasha, to be happy, but then again, she was the celebrity scandalist, and how could one kid change that?
So, as one might have guessed, Natasha's childhood was a strange one. Her mother was always out on another... romantic adventure, paparazzis watched her every move and newspapers reported minor events from her life. That's normal for regular child celebrities, though. Still, let's not forget these people were all wizards. And with magic, methods of overhearing celebrities' conversations and spying on them are much more efficient and/or sophisticated. And so, Tasha learned to be just a little paranoid for a while (that is, until she gave in because she realized it was pointless). All this was soon overshadowed by a great, crucial event in any wizard child's life: their first sign of magic.
By the age of six, Natasha had already established a brand. One that would stay with her for the rest of her life. If she did anything, she did it big. Her first magic use was no exception. What is losing one of her mother's walk-in closets if it meant watching the posh outfits burn so brightly? Normally, her mother would be pissed, but well, it was such an important moment that she let it slip. Instead, Calanthia even rewarded her for it - it was a scandal, which she appreciated, and also an opportunity for quality time. This was later to become one of Tasha's few normal childhood-y memories: just some sundaes with her mom.
When Tasha was eleven, it was customary for her to begin some sort of education. The media speculated about what exactly would it be. Was she going to she'd learn at home? Or maybe attend Mahoutokoro in Japan, the latest trend? In the end, it was settled and a location was chosen. Calanthia (who may or may not have done this as a result of a lost bet) arranged for her daughter to enroll at Hogwarts. When Natasha first came there, she was astonished by almost everything. The castle itself, the students, the variety of subjects.
Unfortunately (or maybe luckily?) her love for Hogwarts wasn't to last. Everything with her colleagues was perfectly fine, she was extremely popular since her first year. However, it turned out Tasha wasn't very good at most types of magic. She was also distracted - her mind was constantly occupied by a concept she'd heard of when she was thirteen. Namely incorporating Muggle technology into the magical world so that wizards could use it as well. Needless to say, with this idea taking up all her attention, her teachers weren't pleased. Most of them were older people, simply not interested in this kind of advancement. Finally, it was enough for Natasha. At the age of sixteen, she dropped out of school to pursue the concept she'd been holding onto for years.
Many ingenious inventors and pioneers didn't finish their education. Thus, Natasha considered the dropout as a fresh start, something that would let her focus on the important aspects of life. She was as determined to make the world her own as ever. After a few years of intense research and experiments, she founded her own magical-technological company. She was the one introducing the idea of tech and magic working together to the southern hemisphere. Although her main rival, WizCo, dominated the northern parts of the planet, it didn't stop Natasha from being named one of, if not the most influential CEO under 30. After several years, she bought a house in England to get to know the market better and there, she was introduced to Alistair Fitzgerald. She considered his ideas to be ingenious, partially so because of her background (Calanthia may have been progressive in many ways, but not when it came to Half-Breeds). Natasha was so interested in Fitzgerald's program that she decided to get involved in politics herself, as many billionaires have done before her - and many will after.
3) Write about your character's appearance. What do they look like? Are you planning on using a certain model for your character? If you already have a picture in mind, you can put it here!Jamie Chung
4) Is your character a Pure-Blood, Half-Blood or Muggle-Born? Do you have any notable magical relations? (Remember, you cannot be related to important characters from the Harry Potter Universe!)
Pure-Blood or Half-Blood (she and her documents say she's Pure, though no one really knows who her father even is, so it's uncertain)
5) Does your character have any special magical abilities? Or special abilities in general (photographic memory, etc.)? Is he or she of a different magical race, such as Veela, Vampire, Werewolf or the like? Part or half of that magical race counts! (Remember, you cannot have a character with special abilities/of a different magical race as one of your first two characters!)
6) What is your character's profession? Does your character plan to enroll your character into the Ministry of Magic? Does your character not work? Is your character a teacher?
A. Select the option that best fits your character. (Remember, this part is optional for adult characters!)
1. What are you looking forward to learning at Hogwarts the most?
- A. Transfiguration
- B. Hexes & Jinxes
- C. Magical Creatures
- D. The castle's secret areas
2. Pick one:
- A. Moon
- B. Stars
3. If flowers adapted their scent to attract the unwary, what would it smell of in order to lure you in?
- A. Freshly baked bread
- B. Parchment
- C. The Sea
- D. A crackling log fire
4. Pick one:
- A. Dawn
- B. Dusk
5. Four boxes are placed before you. Which one do you open?
- A. The ornate one, promising secret knowledge and unbearable temptation
- B. The small, pewter box that reads "I only open for the worthy"
- C. The gleaming black box marked with Merlin's rune
- D. The small, tortoiseshell box, embellished in gold, with a small, squeaking creature
6. Pick one:
- A. White
- B. Black
7. What road tempts you the most?
- A. The cobbled street lined with ancient buildings
- B. The narrow, dark, lantern-lit alley
- C. The twisting, leaf-strewn path through woods
- D. The wide, sunny, grassy lane
8. Pick one:
- A. Forest
- B. River
9. What scares you most?
- A. Speaking in such a silly voice, people will laugh at you and mock you
- B. An eye at the keyhole of the dark, windowless room where you're locked
- C. Standing on top of something high, without anything to stop you from falling
- D. Waking up and realizing your family & friends don't know you
10. It's late, you're walking alone, and hear a peculiar cry you believe has a magical source. What do you do?
- A. Draw your wand & search for the source
- B. Proceed with caution, keep a hand on the concealed wand, and keep an eye out
- C. Draw your wand & stand your ground
- D. Wait for developments, while mentally reviewing the most appropriate spells
B. Whilst the first two questions will not affect the character's house (and are mandatory), the others are designed specifically to help users come up with their character's ideal job (and are optional).
1) Is this your first character?
- A. This is my first character.
- B. No, this is not my first character.
2) If your answer to the previous question is B, how many characters do you have? How many of them are "exotic"?
11 active, 2 exotics
3) What would people who know your character well say they're really good at?
4) What do they really want to avoid in their job/career? Do they hate working in an office? Do they hate the field?
5) Aside from family and peers, what motivates your character the most in life? What drives their passion?
6) Where does your character's weaknesses lie?
7) Wand cores and woods speak volumes about a person's character. What is your character's wand? Why does it answer to them?